February 28, 2015

Faculty and Staff News

The College of Public Service and Community Solutions is more than a new name. It's a reflection of those who study, conduct research and teach at the Arizona State University college.

Arizona State University has established new university-wide guidance for more than 1,200 instructors, lecturers, clinical faculty and faculty associates.

Johnnetta Cole, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, brought 30 years of experience in education and pioneering thinking to Arizona State University, as part of a series of talks hosted by ASU’s Faculty Women's Association.

ASU journalism professor Tim McGuire will share lessons from his new memoir on living with a physical disability and raising a child with Down syndrome during a webinar hosted by the National Center on Disability and Journalism.

Arizona State University has a new benefit available: free identity repair service. As part of its ongoing effort to guarantee the safety of personal data at ASU, the university has partnered with AllClear ID to provide this service.

Neal Lester, founding director of ASU's Project Humanities and Foundation Professor of English, was presented with the 2015 Invisible Heroes' "UMOJA" Award Feb. 3.

Veteran Arizona journalist Christina Leonard has been named founding director of an innovative business reporting program at Arizona State University's Cronkite School.

Wendy Hultsman has always wanted to create a scholarship at Arizona State University, where she has taught for 25 years.

Arizona State University now leads the nation in hires of women and minority women, when compared to its 16 peer institutions.

The ASU Alumni Association will honor alumni, faculty and alumni supporters who are sustainability innovators at its annual Founders' Day Awards Dinner.

An ASU professor has received a career achievement award from one of the top construction industry publications.

Retired professor of ASU's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Jann Warren-Findley, will be awarded the Robert Kelley Award from the National Council on Public History.

The Arizona State University Office of Human Resources leadership-training program helps ASU leaders solve critical university problems.

Neal Lester, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, was presented with the 2015 Francis Andrew March Award by the Association of Departments of English in Vancouver, Canada, on Jan. 10.

Tara Ison’s house never looks cleaner than when she has an impending deadline.

Alberto Behar, a research professor at Arizona State University, widely known for his energy, enthusiasm and research excellence in extreme environments, died Jan. 9. He was 47.

ASU Regents' Professor David William Foster adds two more honors to his trove as the 2014 recipient of both the Victoria Urbano Academic Achievement Award and the Arizona Humanities Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award.

Four ASU faculty members are named in this year’s “Rick Hess Straight Up” Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, which honor 200 university-based education scholars for their extensive contributions to public debates about education.

Three ASU engineers have been selected to develop advanced technologies that promise to boost U.S. military capability.

Jennifer Mensik, instructor in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University, is featured as a “Leader to Watch” in the November/December issue of Nurse Leader.

Growing support from the National Institutes of Health shows research by ASU biomedical engineering faculty is tackling major medical challenges.

Five of Arizona State University’s groundbreaking faculty members in art and science were appointed University Professors in a ceremony hosted by ASU President Michael M. Crow and Provost Robert E. Page, Jr.

Connie Borror has been selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to serve on a group whose goal is to strengthen the field of forensic science through the identification and development of standards and guidelines.

Eduardo Pagan dropped out of school but found a love of history at Arizona State University, as well as a firm belief in inclusion for first-generation students.

An Arizona State University professor has been honored with an international award for his work in global water systems engineering and management.

ASU's innovative course UNI 220: Academic Refresher has gained national attention for its approach - and successes - in helping struggling students regain a positive academic trajectory.

Arizona State University has launched the Provost's Humanities Fellows Program to boost book publication and career support for 10 emerging leaders.

The IHR ASU Fellows program provides funding for either individual tenured or tenure-track faculty or research teams to engage in a year of research related to the annual theme.

Joining previous honorees such as astronomer Carl Sagan, author Kurt Vonnegut and feminist Gloria Steinem, ASU professor Lawrence Krauss has been named Humanist of the Year.

Bianca Bernstein, who has devoted her career to advancing young women in science and technical fields, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.